‘If We Descended From ___…’

Richard Dawkins recently lamented about the Ken Ham-esque rebuttal to evolution which asks, “If we are descended from ______, how come there are still ______?”

And then the hilarious responses started coming his way…:

And there you have it: a mockery of the worst argument to make against evolution since it’s so easily refutable.

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  • LesterBallard

    If I come from a vagina, why are there still vaginas?

  • flyb

    If I found this site through Google, why do we still have the internet?

  • allein

    The one about cousins is spot on.

  • Thin-ice

    If I came from Seattle, why is there still Seattle?

  • jose

    If Hemant became a teacher, why are there still non-teachers?

  • Puzzled

    If we are made in God’s image, why is there still God?

  • Pattrsn

    If there’s no such thing as a stupid question?

  • Greg G.

    If we are made of dust…

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/GodVlogger?feature=mhee GodVlogger (on YouTube)

    If my grandparents came from Europe, then why is there still Europe?

  • advancedatheist

    If Islam came from Judaism and Christianity, why do Judaism and Christianity still exist?

  • advancedatheist

    If America’s black people came from black Africans, why do black Africans still exist?

  • Lee Miller

    If I came from sex, why is there still sex?

  • Reginald Selkirk

    Since I am descended from Germans, why are there still Germans?

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/GodVlogger?feature=mhee GodVlogger (on YouTube)

    If Jesus came Bethlehem, then why is there still Bethlehem?

  • Reginald Selkirk

    Since we are descended from fish, does that explain why some people are named Gil or Finn?

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/GodVlogger?feature=mhee GodVlogger (on YouTube)

    If Jesus came from a virgin, then why are there still virgins?

  • Rain

    If Honoré de Balzac was a French novelist and playwright, then why are there French novelists and playwrights?

  • the_ignored

    In truth, I must point out that as far as I know, Ken Ham doesn’t ask that question. He’s the “Were You There?” guy

  • WallofSleep

    When creationists ask that question, flip it on the goobers.

    “If God banished Satan for all eternity, why did he bet him he couldn’t fuck with Job’s faith?”

  • dmarx

    Spread the WORD


    they did not survive Armageddon…

    2 Kings 19


    night the angel of the Lord went out and put to death a hundred and
    eighty-five thousand in the Assyrian camp. When the people got up the
    next morning—there were all the dead bodies!”


    i want to go HOME…

    i don’t want to deal with all these little atheist f*ckers anymore….

    Atheism will NO LONGER EXIST after we finish…

  • Jan Kafka

    Are you going to convince us of the existence of god(s)? Go for it!

  • Jan Kafka

    If monotheism came from polytheism, why are there still polytheists? If Christianity came from Judaism, why are there still Jews? If Catholicism came from Christianity, why are there still Christians? If Protestantism came from Catholicism, why are there still Catholics?

  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/ Kevin_Of_Bangor

    Can I tickle your anus with my nose?

  • Rando

    If David Mabus can violate his restraining order so easily why do we still have a restraining order?

  • http://profiles.google.com/conticreative Marco Conti


  • Jan Kafka

    David Mabus…Apparently more omnipresent than God.

  • ZenDruid

    Don’t know about you guys, but I’m descended from Homo habilis. And I recently finished the job of killing them all.

  • Kiwi Dave

    If x then why?

  • Michael

    I like that one as well

  • coyotenose

    If we descended from trees, why are there still trees?

  • http://absurdlypointless.blogspot.com/ Bubba Tarandfeathered

    If atoms come from strings why is there still rope?

  • baal

    I’m laughing with tears in my eyes Kevin.

  • Reginald Selkirk

    Ham’s outfit, Answers in Genesis, has a pge of arguments creationists should avoid. The ‘monkeys’ argument is not on the list, but you would probably be more likely to hear it from one of the Hovinds than from Ham.

  • Bdole

    Using the etymological mix-’n’-match of some appologists:

    If eggs come from chickens why are there still chickens?
    If leather comes from cows why are there still cows?

    If Jesus descended from Heaven, why is there still heaven?
    If monkeys descend from trees, why are there still trees?
    If I descended the stairs, why are there upper floors?
    If the musician descended an octave why are there still high notes?

  • Pn

    If we descended from monkeys, how come there’re still zoos?

  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/ Kevin_Of_Bangor

    Glad it gave you a laugh. I know I cannot beat the troll so I figured I would type something absurd.